Testing took place at the University of Florida’s Network Services Interoperability Lab, located in Gainesville, Fla. Thanks go to Jordan Wiens, network security engineer at the University of Florida, for his assistance with all phases of setup and testing.
The IntruShield 2600 sensor was connected via GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) to a span port on a Cisco 6509 router within the UF production network. The network traffic monitored was the bulk of Internet and Internet2 traffic coming to and from the university over more than a week’s time. The IntruShield 2600 was configured for maximum alerts -- no alert filtering was in place during the tests.
IntruShield Manager software was deployed on a Windows 2000 Server base, on a 2GHz Intel Xeon processor with 2GB of RAM. The management server connected directly to the management Ethernet port of the sensor.
The Network Services Interoperability Lab, part of the university's office of information technology, was begun to test and verify network equipment that was eventually placed into production to support faculty and students. The lab, sponsored in part by contributions from Cisco, Ixia, and Spirent Communications, hosts numerous product demonstrations each year.